Meet Treasurer McDaniel
Randy McDaniel is the 19th State Treasurer of Oklahoma. He was elected to a four-year term in 2018, receiving 72 percent of the vote and carrying all 77 counties.
As the state's top elected financial officer, McDaniel protects and manages the billions of taxpayer dollars deposited each year, safeguards the financial health of the state, promotes responsible fiscal policy, and operates the state's unclaimed property program.
McDaniel chairs the Oklahoma College Savings Plan Board of Trustees and the Board of Investors for the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. He is a member of the State Board of Equalization, which certifies funds available for the state budget, and the State Pension Commission.
After earning a bachelor's degree with honors in economics from the University of Oklahoma, McDaniel earned a master's degree from Cambridge University before starting his career in banking. He was a successful financial advisor for more than 20 years working with individual and institutional investors. He holds a Certificate in Public Treasury Management from the National Institute of Public Finance.
McDaniel was a Distinguished Military Graduate and served for 11 years in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, where he rose to the rank of Captain.
McDaniel was elected to six terms in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He served as chair of the House Banking, Financial Services and Pensions Committee, where he spearheaded the passage of legislation that helped strengthen the state's retirement systems, ensuring the retirement security of teachers, public safety personnel and public employees.
He and his wife, Julie, have two children, Grace and John. They live in Oklahoma City and attend St. Luke's United Methodist Church.
Portrait of Treasurer McDaniel (high resolution)